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Soo Joo Park is Redken’s Newest Mane Muse

By  December 10, 2014

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Redken is ramping up its roster of fresh faces and magnificent manes with the addition of mega model Soo Joo Park.

The haircare brand announced that the Korean beauty will be the ambassador of its Extreme line, which focus on strengthening and repairing very damaged strands. “In 2015, Soo Joo will take her hair to new lengths in an exciting innovation from the Extreme haircare line!” the brand revealed on its Facebook page. Redken marks Park’s first beauty campaign and follows close behind Lea T., who was announced as a face of the brand just last month!

Fashionistas will note that Park is already a street style star, but she regularly stomps the runway with Chanel, DKNY, and Moschino. Plus, she’s graced the pages of CR Fashion Book, Lucky, and Vogue Japan and China before she snipped her strands exclusively for Vogue.com.  

With her signature blonde strands, she’s already become a big fan of the hair care essentials she’ll represent. As she said in an Instagram snap announcing her new role, “It’s really done wonders for me!”

Beauty Buzz: Katy Perry Pumps Up the Purple, Zosia Mamet Goes Grey, and Khloe Kardashian Opts for a Blonde Balayage

By  December 09, 2014

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It’s official: Katy Perry has rocked every hair color in the rainbow. The songstress debuted purple strands (with a red/pink undertone to it) via her Instagram as she shared her #OOTD. Though Perry rocked a deeper version of the hair hue back in 2012, we prefer this lush and lighter tone. [Instagram]

There’s a new silver fox on the loose: Zosia Mamet. The Girls star shocked many when she stepped out for the premiere of A Most Violent Year on December 7. Just like most beauty buffs, her reasoning behind the shade switch was simple. “I got bored,” she explained. “I had very long ‘brown virgin hair’ my whole life, and after I got to be blonde for a play that I did, I loved it and wanted to do something different.” [Us Weekly]

We guess ombré wasn’t enough for Khloe Kardashian, as she’s gone back to blonde from root-to-tip. She shared a snap of the results of Tracey Cunningham’s work via Instgram, fresh from the salon chair. She gave a shout to the celebrity colorist, captioning her pouty selfie with, “I missed being blonde!!! Thank you @traceycunningham1 for turning me back blonde again!!! I love you girly!!!” [The Huffington Post]

Erickson Beamon and LeSportsac are bringing their covetable collection of cosmetic cases and more to Soho. Just in time for the holiday season, bauble and beauty buffs can stop by LeSportsac’s NYC shop between December 10 and 15 to snap up the beautiful bags, including Beamon’s gorgeous jewels that you can safely tuck away in a new custom jewelry roll. It’s better to give and receive with this! [Glam Inbox]

That’s not the only designer collaboration set for this special time of year! Zero + Maria Cornejo crafted a customized wool scarf for Restorsea, pulling the brand’s signature hues into a chic, geometric print that will keep you warm this winter. The haute holiday must-have is available in the brand’s limited edition Holiday Radiance Set, which includes the Reviving Cleanser, Renormalizing Serum, and the 24kt Liquid Gold Face Oil. A little luxe never hurt anybody! [Glam Inbox] 

Glam Gift Guide: 8 Great Gifts for the Beauty Beginners

By  December 09, 2014

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No matter how ambitious one’s artistic outlook on beauty is, we all had to start somewhere. With the holidays in full swing and plenty of festive fêtes, friends and family members are sure to ask how you got your look. You can easily pass on your knowledge to another with a few of these giftable beauty buys that will not only teach them all they need to know, but also become something they’ll treasure.

Score Bombshell Waves Like a Victoria’s Secret Angel

By  December 09, 2014

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The pink curtain will rise on TV screens everywhere tonight as Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Karlie Kloss, and more take flight for the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. As much as we adore the colorful confections and wondrous wings, we always envy the Angels’ signature waves. We snagged tips from lead stylist Akki Shirakawa to score “hair with movement” from the comfort of home—sans extensions.

Shiriakawa started by applying the Victoria’s Secret Hair Mega-Lift Mousse to damp strands before roughly drying the hair with ghd’s Air Hairdryer. He then used a combination of the brand’s Curve Soft Curl Iron and the Curve Classic Curl Iron to curl the entire head, pinning them up to set. Once cooled, the pin curls were taken down, loosened with the fingers, and blasted with the blow dryer to create the effortless waves. The style was polished off with a mist of the Victoria’s Secret Hair Ultimate Hairspray, before a touch of the brand’s High-Shine Serum was added at the ends for enhanced luster and luscious locks.

Skin Care 101: Find Antiaging Excellence With Olay Regenerist

By  December 09, 2014

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Food and water feed a tired body, a deep conditioning can revive struggling strands, and when it comes to this Glam girl’s skin, Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream is the thing for dull skin. And for good reason too.

With summer days behind us, all that’s left is beachside memories, a fading tan, and dried-out skin from daily sun exposure. With my face looking aged from my forehead to my chin, it’s time to hydrate and rejuvenate in preparation for autumn’s crisp weather. It’s no wonder then that I’ve turned to Olay Micro Sculpting Cream, the most awarded facial skin care brand on the market. (*2013 US beauty & lifestyle magazines and web site.)

The best part? This is no short-lived fix. The innovative formula, including penetrating Olivem, moisturizing niacinamide (also known as vitamin B3), collagen-boosting Pal-KTTKS, and naturally hydrating Lys’lastine, works at first touch and continues improving appearance over time. Try it this season if you’re keen to speed up surface cell regeneration and reveal younger-looking skin for fall!

Beauty Buzz: Sunscreen Secrets from a VS Angel, Cosmo Has NYE Covered, Girl, and Just Say No to Bangs

By  December 08, 2014

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Sunscreen should be everyone’s number one skin essential regardless of the time of year. With the Victoria’s Secret Angels slated to take over the airwaves on December 9, mega model Ming Xi shared her favorite formula, namely Aupres. She explained,” [It] has an amazing sunscreen that is very light, but also hydrating and is made without alcohol, which can be very bad for the skin.” The only snag is that it’s only available in Malaysia. Time to either make friends with some beauty buddies overseas or plan a vacay ASAP! [The Huffington Post]

CoverGirl is painting the Big Apple red for New Year’s Eve! The beauty brand partnered with Cosmopolitan and the Times Square Alliance to co-sponsor the #colorfulcountdown at the crossroads of the world. While millions will pack Times Square to watch the ball drop, those who are celebrating elsewhere can stream the festivities live on Cosmopolitan.com, as the official kickoff to the glossy’s 50 year anniversary. Now this is our kind of blowout beauty bash! [Glam Inbox]

From Taylor Swift to Alexa Chung, we’ve seen so many examples of beautiful bangs. But the look isn’t meant for everyone. A new video from Dolly Comedy takes on the tress trend head on with a new PSA in support of its Bangs-Free American initiative. You can help spread the word against the strand scourge by sharing the clip with its signature hashtag: #NoToBangs. [YouTube]

The holidays are sure to be merry and bright with a pop of the season’s signature shade. MAC curated a collection that includes an eye shadow, lipstick, lip glass, and nail lacquer – all in Red, Red, Red. And now we have the irresistible urge to turn on some Fiona Apple instead of the standard Christmas carols. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Deborah Lippmann is gearing up to toast to the 15-year anniversary of her eponymous nail lacquers, and she wants to celebrate with you! The nail ninja will unveil her limited edition Music Box and her exclusive Deborah Lippmann for Barneys New York Collection from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00p.m. on December 13. Lipmann will also be on hand to provide personal consultations to handle all of your mani mishaps. Just be sure to book your spot to ensure your place in line. [Glam Inbox]

#ManiMonday: Snag The Ugly Sweater Manicure

By  December 08, 2014

The Ugly Christmas Sweater was the bane of many growing up, but it’s found its footing as an unlikely homage to this special time of the year. While you can DIY a sweater of your own or even rent one for your next festive fête, we’ve opted for a fun alternative: our nails. We turned to MARS the Salon’s owner Hiroko Fujikawa to get the detail on nailing this look:

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Beginning with a base coat, apply a pale beige nail color to all of the nails. Next, draw a thick brown line on the bottom of the thumb and gray lines on the tip of the ring and index finger as well as near the cuticle of the pinky finger. Give the thumb a thin green stripe above the big brown line.

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Draw a gray flower with a thin striping brush above the green the line before adding X’s to each corner of the flower. After that, paint a thin navy line above the flower; then add white dots to the green and navy lines with a tiny dotter or a toothpick.

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Next, paint a thin green line on the index and ring finger. Then, draw the body of the reindeer on both nails with brown nail polish and a thin striping brush.

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Just don’t forget the legs or antlers! Add a few dots and X’s around the reindeer in brown.

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Add a thin dark green line above the reindeer before adding a few white dots to the line. Create a thick navy line across the center of the middle finger.

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Add a thin, dark green line above the reindeer before adding a few white dots to the line. Create a thick navy line across the center of the middle finger.

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For the pinky, draw two lines, one thick, one thin, at the tip of the nail. Then add a red zigzag line between the gray and navy polish, adding in a few red dots above and below the zigzag. Top off all nails with a clear top and, voila, instant holiday cheer!

How to Make the Most of Your Makeup Staples While Traveling

By  December 08, 2014

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Train Case // BB Cream // Lip and Cheek Balm // Shadow Pencil // Waterproof Mascara // Travel-Sized Tools

When the weather outside gets frightful, we all look for a sweet escape—preferably with tropical temperatures. Every beauty will try to pack all of their essentials when they head out of town, but the burden can be too big for their carry on. As such, we have a few tips to ensure you bring along only the travel-friendly essentials you need to get gorgeous while on vacay.

Multitasking Musts — While the TSA has bumped up the travel-sized beauty business, that doesn’t mean every mini bottle is necessary. From BB Creams to multiples, there are plenty of products that can pull double duty and then some. Use a lip and cheek balm to bring out your rosy glow while you set up your smolder with a soft and smudgy shadow pencil – all without taking up too much space in your toiletries case.

Waterproof Wonders — While you may par down the rest of your look to the bare necessities, mascara is one many can’t leave home without. Regardless of what’s on your itinerary, no one wants their makeup to run or get ruined. A waterproof formula is sure to stay in place when you’re hitting the surf and sand, or sweating it out on an amazing adventure.

Tiny Tools — You don’t have to unroll your brush collection to get the look you want. There are mini versions of your favorite tools that you can toss into your case, so they’ll always be on hand when you need a touch up or more. Plus, leaving the tools tucked away in your travel case makes packing easy for the next venture with less worry of missing something!

Beauty Buzz: Is Zoella the Next Michelle Phan?, Channing Tatum Procures a Pedi, and Fashion Fair Heads to Broadway

By  December 05, 2014

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There’s a new YouTube beauty guru hitting bookstore shelves this week, and she’s already making bank. British beauty expert Zoe Sugg – that’s Zoella to you – has sold nearly 80,000 copies of her debut novel Girl Online. The tome chronicles the real life and online persona of a teen, who shares her hidden feelings about everything online…until a boy enters her life, which will certainly turn her world upside down. Maybe we should start pitching book ideas! [The Cut]

It doesn’t matter where you go, as long as you can spend quality time with your boo, right Channing Tatum? The star treated his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum to a mani-pedi for her birthday on Wednesday, and even got his tootsies touched up! Her caption was perfect: “It’s my birthday and my hubby does what I want him to.” [InStyle]

Inglot isn’t the only making waves on the Great White Way, as Fashion Fair has curated a collection to celebrate Cinderella. There are 14 pieces, including chic eye shadows and lippies that will comprise three “wicked” dramatic looks and three “nice” subtler pairings. The wait won’t be too long, as the new makeup musts will hit Macy’s stores in the New York area (including Herald Square) right after the New Year on January 3. [WWD]

Pantene is giving you the tools you need to achieve the hair of your dreams with a simple Instagram post. The hair authority will take over Bryant Park with a series of chic tress illustrations with which you can snap a picture and tag with #WantThatHair. You’ll receive a direct message from Pantene with tips and product recommendations on how to make the look your own. Haute hair in a snap? Yes, please! [Glam Inbox]

If you have yet to send out any holiday greetings, Philosophy has your back. The brand has it new Merrygram Facebook app that allows you to craft a customized e-card to send via email or on the social network. Plus, you’ll receive a voucher for a free gift with purchase on the brand’s site. Talk about a win-win! [Glam Inbox]

Nails Inc. Rocks the Runway with Victoria Beckham

By  December 05, 2014

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Victoria Beckham is breaking further into the beauty business by linking up with Nails Inc.

Following in Alexa Chung’s footsteps, Beckham’s collection will hit the web December 8 before rolling out to stores in February. The collaboration was heavily influenced by her Victoria Victoria Beckham spring collection, including a new Stretch to Fit formulation with strengthening bamboo extract for the Bamboo White and Judo Red hues. The shades will arrive in a matte-white and matte-black bottle with side panels that reveal the hue, in lieu of the brand’s classic packaging.

Though this marks her first step into color cosmetics, it won’t be the last. “I have a strong eye and a strong opinion,” Beckham told WWD. “So, when the time is right, I would love to do [more] beauty [projects in the future].” Does this mean her covetable lip gloss will be next? That’s what we’d want, what we’d really, really want!